WallBuilders’ Collection Tours

Because this is a working research library, WallBuilders is unable to accommodate unscheduled tours. Tours of our collection (located in Texas) are by appointment only. Tours should be scheduled 2-4 [...]

By |2019-06-26T06:34:24-04:00June 26th, 2019|Categories: Featured, Issues and Articles, Library, WallBuilders Collection Tours|0 Comments

Advice from Thomas Jefferson – “Adore God”

As the Founding Fathers retired and grew old in the nation they had worked so hard to create, many people wrote to them from all over the world for a wide variety of reasons. In fact, it is estimated that Thomas Jefferson wrote at least 19,000 letters throughout the course of his life—and that’s a [...]

By |2019-06-19T07:35:13-04:00June 19th, 2019|Categories: Featured, Historical Document, Library|Comments Off on Advice from Thomas Jefferson – “Adore God”

Ten Facts About George Washington

From the $1 Bill to the capital of America, George Washington’s name appears more often than probably any other name in American history. Being the most prominent Founding Father, everyone learns how Washington led the Continental Army against the British during the War for Independence and eventually became the first President of the United States. [...]

By |2019-05-09T06:42:39-04:00May 9th, 2019|Categories: Featured, Historical Writings, Issues and Articles, Library|Comments Off on Ten Facts About George Washington

Abigail Adams’ Letter

Abigail Smith Adams (1744-1818) was the second of three daughters born to a well-respected family, her father being a Congregationalist minister in Massachusetts. [1] Due to her poor health in her early life Abigail had no formal education. [2] In fact, at a time when female education was “neglected” and it had become “fashionable…to ridicule [...]

By |2019-05-22T14:21:35-04:00March 29th, 2019|Categories: Historical Document, Library|0 Comments

Women Heroes

Courageous Women During the American Revolution March is Women's History Month, but the contributions of women to the Revolution are often neglected today. Many women demonstrated exemplary courage during this time. Here are a few examples. In April, 1777, a large British force arrived in Fairfield, Connecticut. Marching through nearby Danbury, they searched for American [...]

By |2019-05-07T17:09:11-04:00March 18th, 2019|Categories: Library, Updates|0 Comments

An Historic Debate

From the time before the American War for Independence, black Americans served as elected officials in local politics. Following the Civil War, hundreds more were elected to state and federal office. For example, at the national level, in 1871, Robert Brown Elliott was elected to the US House of Representatives -- one of the first [...]

By |2019-03-18T15:37:16-04:00March 15th, 2019|Categories: Library, Updates|0 Comments

The “Red Tails”

In 1938, President Franklin Roosevelt, anticipating possible war in Europe, started a pilot training program for civilians which was also opened to black Americans, and the 1940 Selective Training and Service Act allowed blacks to be drafted. The Tuskegee Airmen were a group of black pilots trained as part of the US Army Air Corps. [...]

By |2019-03-15T17:34:09-04:00March 5th, 2019|Categories: Library, Updates|Tags: |0 Comments

Celebrating Black History Month: The Rev. Francis J. Grimke

“Washington is a hard training ground for preachers.” This quote probably remains as accurate today as it was 100 years ago when it was made by famous black pastor Francis James Grimké. [1] Grimké was born to a slave mother in South Carolina in 1850. When his guardian tried to sell him into slavery, he [...]

By |2019-03-15T17:33:54-04:00February 1st, 2019|Categories: Library, Updates|0 Comments

George Bush on Prayer

George Herbert Walker Bush (1924-2018) served his country in the military during WWII, was ambassador to the UN (1971-1973), Vice-President (1981-1989), and President of the United States (1989-1993). From the WallBuilders' Collection, below is a handwritten note by him written on the back of a June 1983 calendar that belonged to Barbara Bush that provides [...]

By |2019-02-01T16:53:18-04:00February 1st, 2019|Categories: Historical Document, Library|Comments Off on George Bush on Prayer

Sermon – Century – 1801

Benjamin Trumbull (1735-1820) was a historian and minister. He graduated from Yale in 1759 and received a theological education from Rev. Eleazer Wheelock. He served as a minster for almost 60 years. Trumbull also was a chaplain during the Revolutionary War. A CENTURY SERMON, Or SKETCHES Of THE HISTORY OF THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY. Interspersed and [...]

By |2019-01-28T10:45:37-04:00January 11th, 2019|Categories: Historical Sermons, Library|0 Comments